To all those who know me well, they know I’m on the cautious side of things. Some of my friends have actually described me as a worrywart. As a mom, I’m constantly researching on the safety of the stuff my child uses. Are they toxic? dermatologist-tested? non-irritating?
I think my concern with Zika and Dengue is quite warranted. Well, I have been meaning to share my review on a brand of insect repellent lotion I’ve been using on my daughter but thankfully now, I’m finding time to do it. It’s Cycles Sensitive Anti-Mosquito Non-DEET Insect Repellent.
I wanted to share my experience with this product because I saw first-hand how a mosquito suddenly moved away from my daughter after I had this lotion on her skin. It was amazing!
The active component of this lotion is picaridin. Here are some important things to remember about this compound:
However, please remember that this compound hasn’t been studied extensively and its long term effects are still unknown.
As for Cycles Sensitive Anti-Mosquito Non-DEET Insect Repellent, there are many things I love about this local product. First, it offers 8 hours of protection. It is also fragrance-free and non-greasy. Because it is hypoallergenic and paraben free, I’m not afraid my daughter will have skin irration. Furthermore, it has been tested safe for babies 6 months up.
It’s quite pricey about P250/100ml online but I think it’s definitely worth it.
By the way, they also have a lotion for your little ones less than 6 months old: Cycles Sensitive Natural Insect Repellent.It has the same qualities as the former except it contains mild citronella and eucalyptus extracts and provides 3 hours of protection. It costs more or less P300/100ml online.